Bone structure determines the aesthetic appearance of the face. Prominent cheekbones, as well as a strong jawline give the face a more attractive appearance. Plastic surgeons use facial implants in cases where these structures are congenitally small, in losses of volume with age, or in asymmetry and deformities due to injuries. These implants are compatible with body tissues and are permanent. Plastic surgeons use these implants to eliminate aesthetic problems and imbalanced congenital facial features, or to correct deformities following injuries. Facial implants are used mainly for: Slanted, small and set back chins, unpronounced cheeks, and asymmetric or deformed facial features.

What are facial implants?

They are biocompatible prostheses designed to be implanted in areas such as cheekbone, nose tip, chin and chin tip by plastic surgeons to give the face a more beautiful and proportional appearance. Facial implants consist of pre-formed three-dimensional solid materials.  Usually half-moon shaped, they are used to add volume and proportion to the area where they are implanted.

What are facial implants made of? What substances they contain?

Facial implants are usually produced from non-allergenic, human-compatible durable materials such as medpor, silicone, polytetrafluoroethylene, and polyethylene. These prostheses, having a porous structure, ossify over time and become more compatible with the surrounding tissues.

How does the facial implant work after the implantation?

Some people may have smaller jaws and cheekbones by nature. A disproportioned, “set back” tip of chin may distort the profile, compromising the aesthetics of the face. With aging, losses occur in bone tissue and facial lines lose their strength. The main method used to correct these problems is facial implantation. Implants build up the area where they are placed, giving the face a sharper and more attractive appearance.

Where can facial implants be placed?

The places where these implants are used most frequently are as follows:

Lower jawbone: The medical name for the lower jawbone is the mandible. It is the part of the jawbone a few inches below the earlobe. The angle and the width of this bone play a role in facial beauty. The implants placed here are L-shaped.

Upper jawbone: It is the part of the jaw called the maxilla. Plastic surgeons can enhance volume of the area above the teeth, as well as the nasal dorsum, the “bridge” of the nose with this procedure.

Cheekbone: The protrusion of the cheekbones, called zygoma, is sometimes insufficient. In this case, the face becomes flat. With the implants placed in this area, the proportion of the face improves and the cheekbones gain an angular line.

Chin tip: Increasing projection of the chin tip gives the facial profile a more aesthetic appearance. For this purpose, there are suitable implants for the chin tip.

Nose and nose tip: Plastic surgeons correct deformities, especially cartilage and tissue losses, with nasal implants.

Eye implants: Although its use is not very common, there are suitable implants for under-eye hollows and sunken troughs.

Lip implants: Although its use is not popular, there are also spongy implants designed to plump the lips.

What points should be considered for facial implantation?

Plastic surgeons place implants with a surgery performed under local or general anesthesia. Therefore, you must follow the recommendations of your doctor before the operation and to have the necessary examinations done. One of the main recommendations is to stop taking blood thinners and nutritional supplements.

What should be considered after the implantation?

Facial implants are inserted through an incision close to the area, usually through the mouth, where they will be placed. There may be a slight discomfort in the implant site after the operation. If the incisions are in the mouth, it is important to eat liquid and pay attention to oral hygiene. Also, depending on the place of the implant, it may be necessary to change the sleeping position or even sleep with high pillows to keep the head up.

How is the recovery process after the procedure?

During the healing process, you should follow a liquid-only diet for one or two days. Facial movements may be restricted. You should protect the surgical site and not to touch that area too much. Also, an antibiotic therapy may be considered to prevent infections.

When will the results be seen after the procedure?

The results will be visible immediately after the procedure. However, due to the swelling in the area, the implants may look a little more exaggerated than they are. The swelling disappears in about a week, but it still takes a month for the final shape to become clear and the face to settle.

Frequently asked questions

Is this procedure permanent?

Yes, the result of the procedure is permanent. It is not absorbed or otherwise change over time.

How is the procedure performed?

The plastic surgeon first makes a small incision in the area where the implant will be placed. The implant is inserted through this incision. Depending on the type of implant, it may be fixed to the bone. Then the incision is closed with a few stitches. In some cases, fillers or fat may be injected into the area to support the surrounding of the implant and make it look more natural.

What is a malar implant?

Implants used for cheekbones are also called “malar implants”.

Facial implant price 2022, how much a facial implant costs?

One of the questions asked on the Internet by patients who decide to have a facial implant is “facial implant prices”. Price varies depending on several factors such as the city or region you are in and the hospital where the procedure will be performed. You can get information about facial implant prices from your plastic surgeon.  For more detailed information, please click on the link, or contact us by phone at 0 536 511 40 51 or by e-mail at

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